Cousin Travel Guide

  • Cousin Island
    Cousin Island
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  • Hawksbill turtle
    Hawksbill turtle
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  • Fody and Turtle Dove
    Fody and Turtle Dove
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Cousin Things to Do

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    by kyoub Written Feb 11, 2005

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    Cousin is a good place to see the Aldabran giant land tortoises roaming free.
    One is named George and they claim that he is 150 years old.

    George the giant
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    The Turtle dove and the Seychelles Fody , both birds only seen on three island in the Seychelles,
    We see two of them together. What are the odds?

    Fody and Turtle Dove
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    The Seychelles Fody is seen only on Cousin, Cousine, and Frigate Islands.
    The bird has disappeared from the other islands.
    We were very lucky to see it when we visited there.

    Seychelles Fody
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Cousin Transportation

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    The island can be visited on Tues.,Thurs., and Fridays. The quickest and cheapest trips are from the hotels along Grand Anse, Praslin.
    Boats from here make the journey in about 15 minutes.

    Boat trip to Cousin
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Cousin Warnings and Dangers

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    Noddies and tropicbirds are prone to death by entanglement with the fruits of the tree Pisonia grandis, which is sticky.
    Large numbers of the birds, seeking nesting material, are found dying on the ground completely flightless after being trapped by the fruits.
    Pisonia fruits twice in a year, for only a short period, but during this time hundreds of birds are killed.

    Dead bird
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Cousin Off The Beaten Path

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    by kyoub Written Feb 11, 2005

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    The beaches of Cousin are among the main breeding grounds in the western part of the Indian Ocean for the endangered Hawksbill turtle.
    Female hawksbills lay up to six times a season, at fourteen day intervals. Tagged turtles return every two to three years.
    No Cousin tagged turtle has ever been recorded as nesting anywhere else.

    Hawksbill turtle
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